Patrolman John E. Hoey

Patrolman John E. Hoey

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, October 4, 1901

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John E. Hoey

Patrolman John Hoey died of injuries he received when he was run over by an automobile while on mounted patrol in Central Park.

He was walking on East Drive, near 87th Street, leading his horse down the street when an approaching vehicle rang its bell. The sound of the bell frightened Patrolman Hoey's horse and it started to bolt, throwing Patrolman Hoey in front of the approaching automobile. The driver of the vehicle was not able to stop before striking him.

Patrolman Hoey was taken to Presbyterian Hospital where he died the next day from his injuries.

Patrolman Hoey had served with the New York City Police Department for 11 years and had earned several commendations and a World Medal for Bravery. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Thursday, October 3, 1901

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120 years after your death , you are not forgotten ! Rest In Peace and I hope that family still lives on !

Brendan O’Hara
Nypd mounted ( retired )

October 4, 2021

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